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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 2, No. 10. June 14, 1939



The postponed games against Training College were played on Saturday resulting in a double win tor Victoria. Senior A 15-11, Senior B 7-5. V.U.C. were superior in the A game in all departments of the game except perhaps in the matter of sheer speed. T.C. seem to be sacrificing efficiency to speed. This is especially true in their forwards where girl for girl they are better than Varsity. But the score is a real indication of the respective scoring merits of the two teams. Joy Osborn gave a polished exhibition of accurate shooting. Strangely enough she was quite unable to repeat the performance in the afternoon against the strong Kin Ora team.

Here Varsity might well have doubled their score. They had quite forty per cent, of the game, but there it is. We are strong in the defence third and in the centres but only average In the forwards.

Training College B team had every opportunity to win. They had more of the ball and were very superior in the defence third. But the game is won by putting the leather through the iron. This aphorism needs underlining amongst the student tennis of Wellington. We were very pleased to see the B team settled in its personnel and registering a win. Shorter passing, better understanding and grimmer determination added to the accurate shooting which is already there and the B team may add quite a few wins to its credit.

The Senior A team has been finalised as follows:—Forwards—J. Osborn, O. Castle. P. Higgin: Centres—B. Marsh. R. Bell. S. Hefford; Defence—J. Bythell. E. Broad. M. Walker.

The Senior B team is: —

Forwards—D. Maysmor, G. MacMorran. D. King: Centres—M. Norrie, A. Stewart. S. Kaye. Defence—W. Anderson. J. Lockwood. C. Abraham.

The Third team will be chosen from week to week, the selectors being largely influenced by the attendance at Tuesday night practices. The aim is to give the largest number of girls an opportunity to play on Saturdays and learn the game. For girls fairly new to Victoria this means possible future Tournaments.